Saturday, August 27, 2011
St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's deputies are looking for a black man who they say sexually battered a 4-year-old girl and a 3-year-old boy
Authorities say that the children, who are cousins, were at another relative's house for a weekend visit when they were assaulted. Authorities are searching for Leonard Chopin, 24, who once resided on Jasper Lane in LaPlace, and is believed to be in the Kenner area. According to Sheriff's Office spokesman Capt. Dane Clement, Chopin raped the two children, during their visit. When the father of the girl picked her up from the visit, she complained of pain, Clement said. The children were taken to the hospital where medical exams confirmed an assault had taken place, he said.